Cardiovascular System

Learning about the cardio system and how to keep it healthy

Issues and illnesses of the cardiovascular system

  • Sickle Cell Anemia- this is a genetic disorder that produces abnormal blood cells. The symptoms of this disease include pain, infection, and organ damage.
  • Atherosclerosis- this is a a disease that causes hardening of arteries. This can be caused by poor diet, not enough exercise, or genetics. Symptoms include pain, shortness of breath, or chest pain.

How to keep a healthy cardiovascular system

  • Work out/exercise regularly
  • Eat healthy foods

You heart beats 3,000,000,000 throughout your life.

2,000 gallons of blood is pumped through your heart every day